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Pink Courage: Komen Ozark Fighting Breast Cancer Year-Round

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS-- Every year thousands lace up for The Komen Ozark Race for the Cure but what many don't realize long after the run comes to an end the marathon in the fight against breast cancer is just beginning.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS-- Every year thousands lace up for The Komen Ozark Race for the Cure but what many don't realize long after the run comes to an end the marathon in the fight against breast cancer is just beginning.

Mary Alfrey, executive director of the Komen Ozark affiliate said, "The race is so important to the work that we do, but we are much more than the race and we have several exciting fundraisers coming up to help us so we we can fund more services to women in the next year."

This year the organization made it public that folks could make donations to those raising funds for the race for the cure through the month of June, but now the focus is on what's next.

Alfrey said, "We have a new event coming up called football 101 for ladies. It will be on thursday, July 31 from 5PM to 9PM with coach Bielema. He's so pasionate about the cause."

University of Arkansas head football coach, Brett Bielema has been involved with Komen for years knowing his mother has survived breast cancer more than once. Coach Bielema will share his own story and also share more about the University of Arkansas and it's facilites.

Alfrey said, "We will start with a reception in the complex and then we are going to divide into three groups and everyone will get to see everything behind the scenes we'll go into the local room, to the meeting room and coach will teach us about football and then we'll see the training room and then well end up in the indoor facility"

And knowing the fight against breast cancer is a daily battle, this group will have even more events coming up down the road . So if you can't make this one, watch for the next one and know your donations, time and support could help save a life.

The organization's pink ribbon luncheon is happening on Thursday, September 25th.


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